Marco Di Marco / Chris Wood Sextet – Together in Paris (1974)

“Together in Paris”  is the last track on the album of same name by Marco Di Marco/ Chris Wood Sextet. It is recorded by Marco Di Marco in 1974. They share  the writing and bring a swinging rare delight of uptempos, moods, solos and atmospheric jazz in this magical collaboration . Dusty groove filled with direct beauty and  lyricism and style.

One of our favorite jazz albums of all time — and an amazing showcase for the soulful saxophone talents of American player Chris Woods! Woods spent a fair bit of his career in Paris, which is one reason why his talents aren’t that well known on this side of the Atlantic — but even there, he rarely got the chance to record — which is one reason why this album is such a treasure. The other, though, is pianist Marco Di Marco — the Italian player who was recording at the time with bassist Jacky Sampson and drummer Charles Saudrais — both excellent rhythm players who helped Marco to find an amazingly fluid groove — one that brought together elements of soul jazz, bossa, and modal rhythms, all into a mix that’s as effortlessly grooving as it is sprightly, lyrical, and beautiful. Woods really rises to the occasion here, and delivers some of his most sensitive work on record — playing both alto and flute on the session, alongside a mix of Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano from Marco, and some tasty added bongos and congas on the set

This was a tough one to find for a long time but was reissued by Arision a few years ago- although it appears to be out of stock in most places possibly deleted already. [source]

The line Up:

Jacky Samon (bass)

Keno Speller (bongos)

Yaffa Seydou (congas)

Charles Saudrais (drums)

Marco Di Marco (electric piano / piano)

Chris Woods (flute / alt saxophone)

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